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Oil painting

  Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil — especially in early modern Europe,lins…

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0 Feb 16

cosmology

It always comes to this (Realizations about the fundamental nature of the Universe) Stephen Mooney   ”Although the impact upon cosmology is…

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Dances with Horror

Available internationally to speak about the path to effective and purposeful leadership following victory over chronic childhood physical,…

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0 Feb 10

The Effect of Fatherless-ness

I was recently reading something about  the deleterious effects that growing up without a father or suitable male surrogate is supposed to…

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1 Feb 10
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General Announcement Regarding Discussion Groups

In reaction to some ongoing discussion group drama, we have decided to take a moderator action to make some groups private, so the discussi…

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43 Feb 9
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Advice for the Depressed

First- sorry for starting two threads, both of them kind of personal in rapid succession.  But: Me a few months to a year ago: Followed sup…

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5 Feb 9
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Describe Your Ideal America

I have an image of an ideal America in my mind. In my imagination, it is an awesome and great place to be. I believe in an America that is…

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23 Feb 6
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Predictions for the 21st Century

So, now that we are 17 years into the 21st century AD, would any of you guys like to indulge with me in trying to make some estimations for…

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1 Feb 2
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Things I would like to see less of on Internet

They include Recipe pages that start with memories of the author's grandmother's kitchen, post 6-10 huge pictures of the food interleaved…

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13 Feb 2
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Horrifying realizations

>Be me >realize you turn 22 in less than 2 months >Still working remedial restaurant job >Still at community college, no degree…

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Drew replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"Hi, Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha. On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
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Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
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